1. EXPLORE MUSIC AND DANCE
The readings and videos introduced themes and issues related to exploring music and dance as phenomena of culture. There are a great many more to consider: children’s music and dance, music and dance for the elderly, music and dance among people with disabilities, or spirituals in African American history. Find a video related to one of these, embed it in your post, and examine one of these areas (or another related topic) in detail and make sure to use at least two concepts, terms etc. about music and dance from the Learning Resources for the module. Underline or bold the vocabulary, concept or technique you use as a interpretative tool in your post.
2. CREATE A RINGSHOUT
If you decide to create a Ringshout and can make a video, share a file containing the video and discuss the experience of learning about the Ringshout and the process of creating it.
3. PARTICIPATE IN A DANCE
Participate in a style of dance that is new to you. Your local community may offer free or low cost opportunities such as contra dancing or line dancing. If live musicians are present, what instruments are used? Do some research on the style of dance you participated in and discussing its cultural context, history and origins. Also provide some information about your overall experience participating in this form of dance. Be sure to embed a video example of this kind of dance in your post.
4. EXPLORE SYMPHONY, CHORUS, OR OPERA
Using an Internet search engine, locate the nearest symphony orchestra, chorus (chorale) or opera company to your home or office, or one that you would like to visit in the future.
Share the URL (website location) and describe some of the works being performed this season. Are the works on the programs all by 18th and 19th century European male composers (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, etc.) or did you find some diversity among the composers?
Check for special programs for families with children or special ticket prices for students. Does the organization have a public outreach program such as the award-winning “Voices Within,” an artist residency program designed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale that teaches fifth grade students how to tap their creative voices to compose and perform their own original songs? https://lamasterchorale.org/voices-within
If you were to attend one of the performances you have discovered, what two tools from the Learning Resources for the module. Do you find useful to have in mind when viewing the performance and why? Underline or bold the vocabulary, concept or technique you use as a interpretative tool in your post